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Post by tracytx on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:43 pm

I'll post some pics of my feathery exploits

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Post by chris on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:46 pm

how do you intend to solve the bunching effect?
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Post by tracytx on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:49 pm

Baffles or channels. Baffles are like partial road blocks, kind of a partial quilt pattern

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Post by chris on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:53 pm

do you have a sewing machine?
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Post by tracytx on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:57 pm

no, but my parents do and this will be an easy project.

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Post by mrc on Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:30 pm

I'm really interested in how this turns out. What are you using as the outer shell,? Regular nylon? Gotta find some very thin and light nylon though

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Post by tracytx on Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:51 pm

Well, nylon yes, but it has to be nylon rip stop, and down proof.

Commercial down bags are so light and fluffy, so material seems pretty light.

The only concern is water resistance, wet down is terrible. There seems to be a trade-off between breathability and waterproofness . I

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Post by mrc on Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:23 pm

I have a silk bag liner. Could help with sweat control. Although it likely ads a little extra weight.

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Post by Trixton on Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:30 pm

so i washed the down but now it's clumped up. I don't know if i can use it like that. I haven't found any down products to cut up since that one trip in august. WE'll see if this project actually gets done

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Post by chris on Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:31 pm

I told you about the dang clumping!!
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Post by tracytx on Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:06 pm

so with the down being clumpy and stuff, and since i'm getting the $100 visa offer, i'm thinking of getting one of the following:

http://www.rei.com/product/865355/sierra-designs-backcountry-bed-600-2-season-sleeping-bag

http://www.rei.com/product/830941/sea-to-summit-trek-tkii-sleeping-bag


In TX i dont think its worth it to get a temp rating lower than 20. You can wear layers to sleep if you need to.

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Post by tracytx on Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:55 pm

well, got another huge womans down ski coat to cut up. The new plan is to combine all that down, wash and weather treat it, then sew two quilts. A skinny one for summer and a two-three season one.

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Post by chris on Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:03 pm

I look forward to seeing your creations sir.
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